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Le Sucre

Le Sucre

A Feature film by Jacques Rouffio

Produced by Cinéproduction, Gaumont

Release in France : 15/11/1978

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Actors (24)

Production and distribution (4)

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Cinéproduction, Gaumont

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Société Française de Production (SFP)

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In this story, the ambitions of the get-rich-quick crowd come crashing down around their ears as they hitch a ride on a speculation bubble involving sugar-commodities pricing. Raoul (Gerard Depardieu) is a hot-shot commodities broker who sweet-talks Adrien (Jean Carmet), a quiet and unassuming man, into taking his wife's inheritance and using it to speculate on the recent rise in sugar prices. Raoul is able to pry more money away from Adrien when he shows him how much his first, more conservative speculations have made. Commodities speculators know that when the market is going their way, their earnings multiply many-fold. However, in the heat of the moment, they sometimes forget that when prices go the wrong way, their losses can also multiply. In this story, the con-man is taken in by his own con, for Raoul has also entered the sugar market, using every bit of money he can scrape together. When the market turns around, they both land in the soup together.

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Full credits (18)

Executive Producers :

Lise Fayolle, Giorgio Silvagni

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Georges Conchon, Jacques Rouffio

Author of original work :

Georges Conchon

Director of Photography :

René Mathelin

Sound Assistant :

Marcel Corvaisier

Production managers :

Antoine Gannagé, Gérard Gaultier

Production Designers :

Jean-Jacques Caziot, Claude Lenoir

Foley artist :

Jérôme Lévy

Sound Mixer :

Joël Beldent

Assistant directors :

Jacques Fontanier, Philippe Lopes Curval, John Lvoff

Dialogue Writers :

Georges Conchon, Jacques Rouffio

Screenwriters :

Jacques Rouffio, Georges Conchon

Sound Recordist :

William-Robert Sivel

Assistant Operator :

Philippe Vene

Editor :

Geneviève Winding

Music Composer :

Philippe Sarde

Costume designer :

Catherine Leterrier

Still Photographer :

Georges Pierre

Technical details

Feature film

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 44 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1979

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1979)

Selection (5)

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Georges Conchon, Jacques Rouffio

Best Supporting Actress : Nelly Borgeaud

Best Supporting Actor : Jean Carmet

Best Actor : Jean Carmet

Best Actor : Gérard Depardieu